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Historic Postcard Collection

Contains nearly two thousand historic postcards depicting scenes from around the City of Minneapolis. For security reasons these postcards are kept in a locked storage area but they can be paged for use upon request. To schedule a time to view postcards please call 612-543-8200.

The list below outlines the subject headings under which the postcards are filed.

A
AERIAL VIEWS
AIRPORTS: MINNEAPOLIS-ST.PAUL INTERNATIONAL
AMUSEMENT PARKS:WONDERLAND
ANOKA, MN
ART: GALLERIES: BEARD ART GALLERIES
ART: MINNEAPOLIS INSTITUTE OF ART
ART: WALKER

B
BANKS: MNPLS: FARMERS’ AND MECHANICS (F+M)
BANKS: MNPLS: FEDERAL RESERVE
BANKS: MNPLS: FIRST NATIONAL (OLD)
BANKS: MNPLS: FIRST NATIONAL (NEW)
BANKS: MNPLS: HENNEPIN COUNTY SAVINGS BANK
BANKS: MNPLS: LINCOLN TRUST AND SAVINGS BANK
BANKS: MNPLS:METROPOLITAN NATIONAL
BANKS: MNPLS: MIDLAND
BANKS: MNPLS: NORTHWESTERN
BANKS: MNPLS: SECURITY
BRIDGES: MNPLS: A-Z
BRIDGES: MNPLS: CAPPELEN MEMORIAL (FRANKLIN AVE)
BRIDGES: MNPLS: FORT SNELLING, MENDOTA BRIDGE (CONCRETE) + 2 steel bridges with no name at Fort Snelling
BRIDGES: MNPLS: 42ND AVENUE NORTH BRIDGE
BRIDGES: MNPLS: HENNEPIN AVE BRIDGE
BRIDGES: MNPLS: HENNEPIN (STEEL ARCH)
BRIDGES: MNPLS: LAKE STREET-MARSHALL AVENUE BRIDGE
BRIDGES: MNPLS: MINNEHAHA CREEK AT MINNESOTA SOLDIERS’ HOME
BRIDGES: MNPLS: THE NEW FORD BRIDGE
BRIDGES: MNPLS: RAILROAD BRIDGES
BRIDGES: MNPLS: STONE ARCH BRIDGE
BRIDGES: MNPLS: THIRD AVE OR CENTRAL AVE BRIDGE (AKA ST. ANTHONY FALLS BRIDGE)
BUILDINGS: MPLS: A-L
BUILDINGS: MPLS: M
BUILDINGS: MPLS: N-Z
BUILDINGS: MPLS: ANDRUS
BUILDINGS: MPLS: ARMORY (OLD) KENWOOD
BUILDINGS: MPLS: ARMORY (NEW)
BUILDINGS: MPLS: AUDITORIUM (NEW)
BUILDINGS: MPLS: AUDITORIUM (OLD) see also: BUILDINGS: MPLS: NORTHWESTERN NATIONAL LIFE
BUILDINGS: MPLS: AUTO CLUB
BUILDINGS: MPLS: CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
BUILDINGS: MPLS: CITY CENTER
BUILDINGS: MPLS: CITY HALL (BRIDGE SQUARE)
BUILDINGS: MPLS: CITY HALL AND COURTHOUSE
BUILDINGS: MPLS: FOSHAY TOWER
BUILDINGS: MPLS: LUTHERAN BROTHERHOOD
BUILDINGS: MPLS: METROPOLITAN
BUILDINGS: MPLS: MINNEAPOLIS ATHLETIC CLUB
BUILDINGS: MPLS: MINNEAPOLIS BREWING CO. (AKA GRAIN BELT BREWERIES, INC.)
BUILDINGS: MPLS: (NW BELL) TELEPHONE CO.
BUILDINGS: MPLS: NORWEST TOWER
BUILDINGS: MPLS: NORTHWESTERN NATIONAL LIFE (OLD & NEW) see also: BUILDINGS: MPLS: AUDITORIUM (OLD)
BUILDINGS: MPLS: ORCHESTRA HALL
BUILDINGS: MPLS: PLYMOUTH
BUILDINGS: MPLS: POST OFFICE (NEWEST)
BUILDINGS: MPLS: POST OFFICE (NEW)
BUILDINGS: MPLS: POST OFFICE (OLD)
BUILDINGS: MPLS: PUBLIC LIBRARY (NEW)
BUILDINGS: MPLS: PUBLIC LIBRARY (OLD)
BUILDINGS: MPLS: PUBLIC LIBRARY (PILLSBURY)
BUILDINGS: MPLS: QUINLAN
BUILDINGS: MPLS: RAND TOWER
BUILDINGS: MPLS: SCHMITT MUSIC CO.
BUILDINGS: MPLS: SYNDICATE BLOCK
BUILDINGS: MPLS: WOMAN’S CLUB
BUILDINGS: MPLS: YMCA
BUILDINGS: MPLS: YWCA
BUSINESS FIRMS: MPLS: BRADSTREET, JOHN S. & CO.
BUSINESS FIRMS: MPLS: VAN + WAREHOUSE CO.

C
CEMETERIES: MPLS: HILLSIDE CEMETERY (19TH AVE NE + NEW BRIGHTON BLVD)
CEMETERIES: MPLS: LAKEWOOD
CHURCHES, BAPTIST: MPLS
CHURCHES, CATHOLIC: MPLS
CHURCHES, CATHOLIC: MPLS: ST. MARY’S
CHURCHES, CONGREGATIONAL: MPLS: PARK AVE
CHURCHES, CONGREGATIONAL: MPLS: PLYMOUTH CONGREGATIONAL (OLD + CURRENT)
CHURCHES, EPISCOPAL: MPLS
CHURCHES, INDEPENDENT: MPLS: FULL GOSPEL TEMPLE (formerly Immanuel Baptist Church)
CHURCHES, LUTHERAN: MPLS: A-Z
CHURCHES, LUTHERAN: MPLS: CENTRAL LUTHERAN
CHURCHES, METHODIST: MPLS
CHURCHES, PRESBYTERIAN: MPLS
CHURCHES, SYNAGOGUES: MPLS
CHURCHES, UNIVERSALIST: MPLS
CLUBS: MPLS: A-Z
CLUBS: MPLS: MINIKAHDA CLUB
CLUBS: MPLS: MINNEHAHA CREEK

D
DAMS: MPLS
DAMS: MPLS: US GOVERNMENT
DEPOTS: GREYHOUND BUS
DEPOTS: RAILROAD

F
FORT SNELLING

H
HOPKINS, MN
HOSPITALS: MPLS: CITY HOSPITAL
HOSPITALS: MPLS: EITEL
HOSPITALS: MPLS: ST. MARY’S
HOSPITALS: MPLS: VETERANS ADMINISTRATION
HOTELS: MPLS: A-M
HOTELS: MPLS: N-Z
HOTELS: MPLS: CURTIS
HOTELS: MPLS: DYCKMAN
HOTELS: MPLS: LEAMINGTON
HOTELS: MPLS: NICOLLET
HOTELS: MPLS: PLAZA
HOTELS: MPLS: RADISSON
HOTELS: MPLS: WEST HOTEL
HOUSES: MPLS

I
INSTITUTIONS: MINNESOTA VETERANS HOME (5101 MINNEHAHA AVE S) see also: INSTITUTIONS: SOLDIERS HOME
INSTITUTIONS: SOLDIERS HOME see also: INSTITUTIONS: MINNESOTA VETERANS HOME

L
LAKES: MPLS: CALHOUN
LAKES: MPLS: HARRIET
LAKES: MPLS: LAKE OF THE ISLES
LAKES: MPLS: NOKOMIS
LIBRARIES: MINNEAPOLIS PUBLIC LIBRARY

M
MILLING DISTRICT: MPLS
MILLS: MPLS: A-Z
MILLS: MPLS: PILLSBURY
MILLS: MPLS: WASHBURN-CROSBY
MINNEAPOLIS: SKYLINES (2 FILES)
MINNEAPOLIS: GENERAL VIEWS
MINNESOTA RIVER
MINNETONKA, LAKE: GENERAL VIEWS
MINNETONKA, LAKE: HOTELS
MINNETONKA, LAKE: BIG ISLAND PARK
MINNETONKA, LAKE: BOATS
MINNETONKA, LAKE: BUILDINGS (INCLUDING HOUSES)
MINNETONKA, LAKE: CLUBS
MISSISSIPPI RIVER
MUSIC: ENTERTAINERS: MINNEAPOLIS
MUSIC: MPLS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

N
NEIGHBORHOODS: SOUTHEAST COMO

P
PARADES: MPLS
PARKS: MPLS: A-Z
PARKS: MPLS: CAMDEN
PARKS: MPLS: GATEWAY
PARKS: MPLS: LORING
PARKS: MPLS: MINNEHAHA

R
RACETRACKS: CANTERBURY DOWNS
RESTAURANTS
RESTAUTANTS: CHARLIE’S
RESTAURANTS: JAX CAFÉ

S
ST. PAUL, MN
SCHOOLS: MPLS: A-M
SCHOOLS: MPLS: N-Z
SCHOOLS: MPLS: CENTRAL HS
SCHOOLS: MPLS: EAST HS
SCHOOLS: MPLS: NORTH HS
SCHOOLS: MPLS: WEST HS
SCULPTURE: MPLS
SHOPPING MALLS
STADIA: HUBERT H. HUMPHREY METRODOME
STADIA: METROPOLITAN STADIUM
STADIA: TARGET CENTER
STORES: MPLS: A-Z
STORES: BACHMAN’S
STORES: MPLS: DAYTON’S
STORES: MPLS: DONALDSON’S-GLASS BLOCK
STORES: MONTGOMERY WARD CO (ST. PAUL)
STORES: NEW ENGLAND FURNITURE & CARPET CO.
STORES: POWERS
STREETS: MPLS
STREETS: MPLS: HENNEPIN
STREETS: MPLS: KENWOOD PARKWAY
STREETS: MPLS: NICOLLET

T
THEATERS: MPLS: GUTHRIE
THEATERS: MPLS: ORPHEUM (ALSO BIJOU)
THEATERS: MPLS: SCHUBERT
THEATERS: STATE
TRANSPORTATION: R. R.
TRANSPORTATION: STREET RAILWAYS
TRANSPORTATION: STREET RAILWAYS (MPLS-LAKE MINNETONKA ELECTRIC LINE)


U
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA: GENERAL
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA: AERIAL VIEWS
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA: ARMORY
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA: BUILDINGS A-M
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA: BUILDINGS N-Z
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA: BURTON HALL (“OLD LIBRARY”)
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA: FOLWELL HALL
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA: FRASER HALL (“OLD LAW BUILDING”)
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA: MEMORIAL STADIUM
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA: MONUMENTS
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA: PILLSBURY HALL
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA: SHOWBOAT
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA: WALTER (NEW) LIBRARY

W
WATER TOWERS
WATERFALLS: BRIDAL VEIL FALLS
WATERFALLS: MINNEHAHA FALLS (2 FILES)
WATERFALLS: MPLS: ST. ANTHONY
WAYZATA, MN
WHITE BEAR LAKE, MN

Z
ZOOS: LONGFELLOW GARDENS

 


 


 

 


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